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Pat dry the fish.

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Drizzle the fish with lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Place one bay leaf inside each fish.

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Peel and finely chop the garlic.

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Melt the butter, add the garlic and cook briefly. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Place each fish on a buttered sheet of baking paper, then spread the garlic butter over the fish.

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Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan, gas 6). Drain the olives and quarter lengthways.

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Scatter the olives over the fish.

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Wrap the fish tightly into the parchment paper. Fold the ends of the paper several times so that the packets are tightly sealed.

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Place the fish packets on a baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

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Serve the red mullets in the paper, ready to open at the table.